What’s the Skinpact? By Dr. Katie Rodan →
Varicose veins got you down?
The first bird sings at 5:54 am
I open the windows. It’s chilly outside. I make a fire in the wood stove. There is still lots of scraps of wood to burn that was part of the old siding that had to be removed because of rot. Hence, implementation of a Living a Layered Life rule for sure. Make Art Now. Never let lack of money or materials keep you from making art. Use what’s at hand. This dress was made from...
There's Excitment in Finding Colors
Much better. After over dyeing this silk charmeuse using the Shibori pole wrap I like the copper color. More intense. There is excitement watching the rust and copper glisten as I serge. The first time, with the fold and clamp, I just couldn’t get enough dye to penetrate so that the colors I formulated were able to “shine” to their full potential. I guess that’s the...
Not Happy? Respond!
Well, I wasn’t really happy with how this fold and clamp turned out. And I am a little frustrated. It’s ok, but it doesn’t have that Wow! factor that makes me say, “Oh my that color is so beautiful, I can’t believe I did it.” And if I’m not totally excited, what’s the point. The problem is that there was too much yardage being folded. ...
Painting and Publishing Folded and clamped found silk dries in the sun, today, while I work on the publishing the Motley County Tribune. Only three more issues to publish. One layer of my layered life peels away, leaving an opening for a new layer to appear!
Fold and Clamp →
Exploring new uses for found fabric.
Skinpact Spotlight: Mother's Day →
Desiderata are, technically, things considered necessary or highly desirable OR something lacked and wanted. Desiderata, by Max Ehrmann is a list of things desirable in life. Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
What do Gary Vaynerchuck and Thea Summer Deer have...
They are both say much the same thing regarding the need for caring expressing and compassion. Gary, when talking about marketing, says that caring is how we, and our business, express our heart and soul. In his book, The Thank You Economy, Garys says, “There is only so low you can go on price. There’s only so excellent you make your product or service. There’s only so far you can stretch your...
Currency of Caring
Shop local is being redefined. Invest in your culture, the one you create by attracting people from all over the world that are interested in your services, what you sell, your art. This happens by doing business with friends, not only local, but the ones you meet through social media. And when you reply to emails, respond to text, return phone calls you let them know you care. Gary...
Spring is nice! Allergy and headaches are not.
Why has so much value been placed on the human doing while neglecting the human being and at what cost? Thea Summer Deer says, “The more we wake up and realize that increased productivity actually comes from replenishing and nourishing ourselves at the deepest level the more we realize our human potential. Nourishment comes in many forms including wholesome foods and the herbs as well as...
Success Stories: Clinical Trial Results →
“All limits regarding social media are self posed.” Gary Vaynerchuck.
Did you know…The first sign of aging isn’t crow’s-feet, it’s dull skin Contrary to popular belief, the first sign of aging is not wrinkles, it’s dull skin. Without even noticing, you may start to put on more makeup, blush and foundation each morning to achieve a brighter, more rested appearance. But drab, dull skin is not just a “bad skin day,” and the answer is not at the makeup counter. No...
Coffee with Nurse Mary: Can I use my MACRO... →
I never new there were so many dead skin cells to remove from creases and wrinkles. My Rodan and Fields MACRO E is now as necessary as my toothbrush for a beautiful smile
Just got my Rodan and Fields MACRO Exfoliator! It will remove the 5 million dead skin cells that have settled in my wrinkles and creases. Amazing. Like a tooth brush. A must to be used weekly to redefine our skin. It’s often hard to see the future in the present. ”This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be serously considered as a means of communication.”...
And listen to the birds, of course.
Artists and Artisan
Does the artist have to do all the work in manifesting their vision? My son designs unique tables from bourbon barrels. Prior to a paralyzing accident in 1998 he built homes. Without a grip that’s no longer possible. He Learned AutoCAD and now designs on the computer. As part of his art he’s able to bring together other artisans with expertise in construction to highly craft and...
What I’ve learned from my grandsons during this road trip is that one of the most amazing gifts parents can give their children is imagination!
I just ordered “The Shocking High Cost of Fashion.” Time to get seriously local about what we buy and how to make a living.
Headed to Matador Texas to celebrate their 100th birthday. By Larry Vogt It is great to have a celebration for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the City of Matador. The Tribune is very appreciative of the many articles, photos, and stories about Matador. We hope everyone who lives here and those who are visiting have a good time participating in all the activities. Now, let’s move on...